I was born in Holland where I got my fine arts degree in graphic design. After 10 years of travelling I settled down in Canada. We had an opportunity to work and live in Vietnam for a 2 year period. During that time I studied traditional Vietnamese lacquer with 2 different professors in Hue and Hanoi. I also paint in mixed media and acrylics.
I have always been interested in old cultures, their art, architecture and symbols. I have been very fortunate to see a lot of it up close. In my work I work with lots of texture. My images are a mix of primitive symbols and textures inspired from nature.